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Octoberfest in Berlin Saturday

10/17/13 | By Sheila R. Cherry, Associate Editor

BERLIN—for the second year, the Berlin Octoberfest will feature its own locally brewed craft beer during the annual event scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 7 p.m.

The Berlin Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a beer garden with Burley Oak Brewery, which will draft a special “Octoberfest” craft beer for the occasion, according to owner Bryan Brushmiller. He described the brew as similar to a traditional German Marzen that was fermented at lower temperatures, a technique known as “lagering.” The alcohol is 4.7 percent, he said.

Burley Oak will also five other beers on tap for revelers. Brushmiller said he anticipated that the event was, “Really going to be a great beer festival.” He said the town had a really good turn out last year and he was excited to do it again. “I’m excited to be a part of the

Octoberfest,” and the community, he said.

Sales from the special “Octoberfest” craft beer will be a fundraiser for the chamber, according to Brushmiller. Of course, pretzels, bratwurst, sauerkraut, strudel and other ethnic German foods will be a delicious feature of the festivities.

The event will be emceed by Ocean 98.1 FM’s BK & Big Al Reno.

Live music will be performed by the Continentals from noon to 2 p.m., by Frank Nanna and his band, the Cow Polkas from 2-4 p.m., and again by the Continentals from 4-6 p.m.

Admission is free.

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